Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
On February 10, 1675, the settlement of Lancaster, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was attacked by Native Americans. The Native Americans burnt houses down and opened fire on the British settlers, killing several of them and wounding more. They take many of the survivors captive, including Mary Rowlandson and her three children. Mary and her youngest child are among the injured while others of her family, like her brother-in-law, are killed. The Native Americans lead the captured survivors from their settlement into the wilderness. After being released, Mary Rowlandson wrote 'Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson'.